Czech Republic

In 2017 the Czech State Cinematography Fund divided 1,5 mil. EUR among projects that were majority Czech produced. The largest sum ever given to support an animated project was granted to Michaela Pavlátová‘s feature length animated film My Sunny Maad (p. Negativ – Petr Oukropec and Kateřina Černá) based on the book Frišta by Petra Procházková. Budget: 2,3 mil. EUR, financial support: 700,000 EUR. Planned coproduction with Sacrebleau Productions – Ron Diens (FR). The second highest sum was granted to Living Large by Kristýna Dufková (p. Barletta Production – Veronika Sobolová) based on the book by Mikäel Ollivier. Budget: 1 mil. EUR, financial support: 300,000 EUR. The third highest sum was granted to the company Bionaut for Rosa and Dara. Budget: 1,2 mil. EUR, financial support: 300,000 EUR. Seven short animated films also received financial support ranging from 7,700 EUR to 77,000 EUR. The total of all the budgets of the projects asking for support is 8,3 mil. EUR.

In 2017 two feature length animated film were released – Harvie and the Magic Museum (d. Martin Kotík and Inna Jevlannikova, CZ, RU, BE), budget: 6,4 mil. EUR, financial support: 346,000 EUR, and Lajka (d. by Aurel Klimt, p. Studio Zvon). Lajka recieved the Czech Lion Award for best stage design. Another considerable success was the acquisition of Galina Miklínová’s project The Oddsockeaters by the company Level K, coproduction: CZ, SK, HR.

In February 2018 the Asociation of Czech Animation (ASAF) organized a seminar with focus on distribution. Participants acquired know-how with regard to current trends, challenges and opportunities in the distribution of animated works. Within the seminar, the unique catalogue Czech Animated Feature Films and TV Series 2018 was presented.

Universities

Animated work at FU OU in Ostrava
Bachelor studies of animated work overlapping into new media. Atelier headed by Mgr. Denisa Jánská.

Animated and interactive work FUD ZČU in Pilsen
Bachelor studies of an animated film, atelier headed by prof., academic painter Jiří Barta. Emphasis is put on mastering classical categories of drawning, cut-out and marionette animation.

Animated work at FMK UTB in Zlín
Department enables bachelor, magister and doctoral studies. Atelier headed by Mgr. Lukáš Gregor, Ph.D.

Atelier of film and television graphics in Prague
Founded in the 60s of the last century by Adolf Hoffmeister and for many years headed by Miloslav Jágr. Today´s atelier head is MgA. Jakub Zich.

Department of animated work at FAMU in Prague
Since 1990 the Department has ensured animated film studies in a three-year bachelor and two-year magister cycle. Today´s head of the atelier is Doc. Aurel Klimt.

Visual effects & Classical animation FAMO in Písek
FAMO is a private selective faculty of art with bachelor and consequent magister studies. The studies can be VFX or SFX oriented, or o3D modelling, 3D animation as well as classical animation (drawn, marionette, painting on glass or cut-out and other kinds of animation). Atelier of animated film is headed by Mgr. Pavel Kubant.


Colleges

Animated work in Písek
Animated work in Písek is designed in the form of a three-year technical college, its grads will gain professional knowledge and a title of DiS. First grade is common for all branches, students are taught history of art, music and film, psychology, and namely production technology of audiovisual work. School fee worth CZK 15 thousand per semester.

Interactive graphics at VOŠ Václava Hollara
Three-year daily studies finished with graduation. Branch is connected with applied and animation graphics, students will master 2D and 3D animation programmes. School fee worth CZK 5 thousand per year.

Multimedia artistic work at VOŠG in Jihlava
Three-year education programme in daily form of studies with specialization on animated work, audiovisual work and interactive multimedia work. Monthly school fee worth CZK 3 – 5 thousand.

Secondary schools

Animation and multimedia at SOŠ MPT s.r.o. in Prague
Educational contents made by two basic parts: general education and professional one.

Graphic design (Animated work) at SSUŠ AVE ART Ostrava
Students will be introduced to creative work of animators and designers, will master basic artistic and graphic techniques and gain knowledge from drawn and marionette animation, will learn to understand basic principles of screenwriting , editing, will understand basic principles of animation and timing itself, will learn to work out animation in computer.

Graphics and animation at SUŠ in Ostrava
In the course of studies students will proceed from simple composition and sketch exercises and gradually will get to concrete tasks from advertising graphics branch. They will master work with composition, paints and fonts. They will design logos, leaflets, posters, advertising objects or comics. They are taught basics and the ways of animation work-out in 3 – 4 hours per week. Atelier headed by MgA. Jiří Bosák.

Graphic design focused on animation at GAPE in Prague
Four-year daily studies focused on development of artistic abilities where students will master practical animation skills, design making and computer graphics.

Correspondence courses 

Multimedia artistic work in Jihlava
Three-year educational programme in the form of a correspondence course specialised on animated work, audiovisual work and interactive multimedia work. Monthly school fee worth CZK 5 thousand.

Paid courses

Aeroschool
Ten-day course of classical animated film held in the Aero cinema in cooperation with cinemas Světozor and Bio Oko. The course is intended especially for beginners, price CZK 4 thous.

Animanie
Animania project has been held since 2006 in the so called Spring Sowing that includes long-term animation courses, animation workshops focused on concrete animation technologies, programmes for schools, accredited seminars for teachers and since 2011 also the so called Summer Ripening – thematic intensive animation training. Prices start from CZK 1,200.

Animated work at SSUŠ AVE ART Ostrava
Theoretical and practical activities leading students through animation work itself. Price for the course – CZK 37 thous. for 300 lessons.

Anomalia
Anomalia Project strives for exchange of experience from professional global animation and with film makers. Courses are intended to improve education and professionalism of authors and to maintain their position on competitive work labour market.

Course of graphic design in Jihlava
Fifty-six hour course, character of a weekly school of graphic design is intended for teachers and students of artistic branches, further education of employees of graphic studies and for those who are interested to improve their knowledge. Price for the course – CZK 8,400.

Spafi — Animation Academy
SPAFi holds a suburban daily camp Prague Film Holidays for children and youth between 12 and 18 years. Price of the course – CZK 10, 800 for 32 lessons.

Festivals

Festival Autumn Harvest
The festival is part of Animania project. It includes competitive show of animated films made by children and youth. Within the festival also workshops of animation techniques for public and accompanying programmes are held.

International Animated Film Festival in Třeboň
The festival is held annually in early May in Třeboň. It gives a competition of short, student and feature films.

Festival Of Film Animation Olomouc
The show is dedicated to broaden awareness of animation in cinematographic and media studies, and visual art context. Always in early December.

Animation studios

3Bohemians
Anima Studio
Animation People
Eallin Motion Art
KLUCIvespolek
MAUR film
QQ Studio
Rolling pictures
Studio ZVON